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The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

SFCC is classified as a National Open CLEP center, meaning that anyone can take CLEP exams through our Testing Center, not just SFCC students. If you are interested in sitting for a CLEP examination, call the center for more information. You may take any exam offered by CLEP, but each college and university has its own rules about what tests/scores are accepted for credit at that institution. You are responsible for knowing which test you need and which tests and scores will be accepted by your school or program. You are encouraged to review information and download the Information for Candidates bulletin on CLEP examinations at

  • Students interested in taking the CLEP need to go to the above website, register, choose your exam, and pay for your test. You will be issued a voucher ID and an ID number. You must bring that to the Testing Center when you test.
  • One form of government issued photo ID is required to check in, along with the receipt. You will sign in and be admitted in to test.

To test, bring your Voucher ID with the ID number, and one form of government-issued photo identification to the Testing Center between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and we will seat you for the exam.

The cost of the CLEP examination is $89 per test, paid online by credit  or debit card only.  There is no additional sitting fee charged at this time.

  • Unofficial scores are received immediately for all CLEP exams except the English Composition with Essay exam. Those results are mailed directly to the examinee in approximately 3 weeks. All official scores are sent directly from ETS; the Testing Center cannot issue official scores.
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DSST Exams

Formerly known as DANTES exams, DSST exams are available to anyone who wishes to take them. The Testing Center schedules DSST exams individually, on Thursdays. Like CLEP, the acceptance of DSST tests and scores is determined by the policies of each college and university.
Before registering for a DSST exam, read through the information on this website:  Click on the “Test Takers” tab and you will find information about which institutions accept DSST scores, which test subjects are available, how to obtain study guides and take a practice test.  Once you have decided on a subject, please call the Testing Center to schedule your exam.

  • The cost of the DSST examination is $80 per test, paid online by credit card at the time of online registration at the Testing Center. There is no additional administration fee at this time.
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For more information, or to schedule a DSST test, please contact the Testing Center, 505-428-1625,